Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

We only collect data when you have given your consent. You remain the owner of your data.

In case you want to know what data we have on you, or if you want it to be deleted, please send an email to info@tfrommen.de.

What Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It

Comments

When visitors leave comments on this site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. Additionally, you can subscribe to replies to any of the comments you left. You have to do this for each and every comment individually. This functionality is realized by the Replyable plugin. The according privacy policy is available here: https://replyable.email/privacy/.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. In case the email address you provided is not registered with Gravatar, that same anonymized string may be provided to the Adorable Avatars service to generate a profile picture. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Log Files

As on almost any other webserver, we keep a log file on our webserver. This file contains the following data:

  • your current IP address as well as your internet service provider (ISP);
  • date and time for every access to our website;
  • the concrete URLs you are visiting;
  • what data you requested from the server;
  • general information about your web browser and operating sytem (e.g., browser type, version);
  • what website you just came from (this is called the referrer).

We need this data:

  • to correctly operate and deliver this website;
  • for statistical purposes;
  • to further improve the user experience when browsing this website;
  • to permanently ensure the functionality and integrity of our information technology systems, including security in the event of attacks on our information technology systems;
  • in case of an attack on our information technology systems to provide the necessary information to law enforcement agencies.

This data is collected anonymously, and stored separately from any potentially collected personal data.

Embedded Content from Other Websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

This site counts page views—not visitors!—by using the Statify plugin. In contrast to other statistics services, Statify does not process and store personal data such as IP addresses.

Who We Share Your Data With

Anonymized email addresses provided when leaving a comment may be shared with the Gravatar service as well as the Adorable Avatars service.

How Long We Retain Your Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where We Store Your Data

Comments and their metadata are stored on a database server in Germany.

Where We Send Your Data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact Information

Thorsten Frommen
Paul-Röntgen-Straße 11
52072 Aachen

Telephone: +49 241 4507166
Fax: +49 241 4507165
E-Mail: info@tfrommen.de